An exciting opportunity has arisen for Grade 7/8 social workers to apply to Warrington's Over 65 Adult Social Care Service.

The Role:

We are working in partnership across the town to shape a health and social care system to be proud of, one that’s fit for the future and built to last.

We require the very best social work professionals on board with a strengths based approach to the delivery of high quality care and support. Our social workers make a huge difference day in, day out and our organisation is playing a leading role in efforts to deliver the truly joined up health and social care services the people of Warrington need and deserve.

We currently have a number of vacancies within the Over 65 Service including full time posts of 37 hours and the possibility part time posts with hours to be negotiated. The service covers 4 geographical areas in Warrington; South, West, East and Central. Each team is supported by a Team Manager, a Senior Practitioner, Experienced Social Workers, Social Workers (including ASYE) and Community Care Workers. The teams also have access to admin support.

The Over 65 service carry out a care management function working primarily with people over the age of 65 years with a range of complex needs including Dementia. Workers on the team have the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge around a wide range of issues including Care Act Assessments, Court Of Protection, Safeguarding enquiries, Continuing Health Care, Best Interest Decisions and Mental Capacity Assessments. You will work within the legislation of the Care Act, Mental Capacity Act and the Mental Health Act in order to deliver personalised assessment, support planning and reviews following the strengths based approach, networking with partners and ensuring holistic outcomes. As a valued member you will be fully supported with your individual case management caseload.

Why is Warrington such a great place to work?

We have opportunities for newly qualified and experienced social workers that will enable you to develop further skills within Warrington's Over 65 Teams. There is also potential opportunities to specialise in other areas including learning disability, mental health, physical disability, acquired brain injury, hospital discharge or short term, crisis intervention work in the future.

What else can we offer you?

A comprehensive induction programme

Excellent training and development opportunities, AMHP, Practice Educator and court skills training

Regular monthly reflective supervision

Access to the Council Employee Support Service

Subsidised parking and mileage allowances

Essential Car User status monthly allowance

Comprehensive employee benefits package including Warrington Rewards Scheme.

Warrington offers a visible, approachable and enthusiastic management team, priority planning of regular supervision, agile working, regular training and development with excellent opportunity for progression.

You can find more information about all of the adult social work teams within Warrington’s Recruitment Website. If you would like to discuss these roles prior to application, please contact Jo Highton (Service Manager) 01925 442239. We look forward to receiving your application.

Closing Date: 23 May 2022

DBS clearance is required.

The ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

Warrington Borough Council is a Disability Confident employer